Pocketbook

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1786

GUSN

GUSN-29780

Description

Dark brown; envelope flap with engraved silver mount/clasp; embossed with gold acanthus leaf border; 4 compartments lined with red and blu marbled paper. Smooth suface.

Details

Descriptive Terms

purses (ladies' accessories)
accessories
embossing
handmade
leather
paper (fiber product)
acanthus (motif)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
Men's personal gear
Unidentified Paper
Embossed
Handmade
Acanthus
Leaves
WALLET

Inscription

Handwritten card in inner compartment: ""Timothy Tileston about 1786 V. Stockwell"" on reverse: ""The house was entered about 1890 (Clarendon St., Boston) and the burglars slashed open the top of the wallet and pulled out the contents. Gift of Miss Virginia Stockwell 9 Oct 1922.""

Related Items

Title Pocketbook Accession Number 1919.688

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

5 x 7.375 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1922.1053